Shannen Findlay

Family & Pets

Did Duchess Kate just drop a major hint about royal baby no.4?

Did Duchess Kate just drop a major hint about royal baby no.4?

The Duchess of Cambridge has admitted to “feeling a little broody” after she met a royal fan’s baby during her and Prince William’s short two-day tour in Northern Ireland.

The royal, in-between cooing and gushing over a five-month-old baby boy named James, joked her husband “would be a little worried” by a fourth child to the family.

“He’s gorgeous. It makes me feel a little broody,” a smiling Duchess Kate told James’ dad, Alan.

Cheekily he asked: “Baby number four?”

The Duchess found the question funny as she laughingly responded: “I think William would be a little worried.”

She also complimented a young girl’s coat jacket, saying, “I love your cool coat. Charlotte loves pink.”

Hundreds of excited fans milled the streets of the Co Antrim town as Prince William and his wife walked down the street.

Braving the cold weather outside the Braid Centre stood the Irish royal supporters waving their hands and flags to get the attention of the smiling couple.

It is the first public engagement the couple have had on their two day visit to Northern Ireland, a trip that came quite unexpectedly to learn about a charity which uses film, TV and digital technologies to inspire young people.

The royal couple were kept busy for their first day in Northern Ireland – playing football at Belfast’s Windsor Park, competing against each other in a tight canoe race, setting up tents and putting their archery skills to the test before pulling pints that evening at a reception supporting young leaders at the Empire Music Hall in Belfast.

The royal sported a Cinderella blue Mulberry coat dress for her final day in Northern Ireland accessorised with a navy Jimmy Choo clutch and Rupert Sanderson pumps to add to the look.